Louis de Bernieres is one of our most treasured writers and these stories show his imaginative range and unique storytelling power. This collection features tales that transport us around the globe, from the London Underground to Turkish ruins to the banks of the Amazon.
|Publisher||Clipper Audio; 2019|
BIRDS WITHOUT WINGS
As the Ottoman Empire collapses there is a bitter struggle between Greeks and Turks, Christians and Muslims. In one small settlement in Anatolia the two communities had co-existed peacefully for centuries, but as war is declared and the forces of the outside world intrude on the village, the peaceful fabric of life is destroyed.
CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN (X Rated)
When Captain Antonio Corelli, an Italian officer, is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia in 1941 he is ostracised by the locals, but he proves to be a civilised and far from fanatical soldier and an accomplished musician. However, his attraction for the local doctor’s daughter is soon threatened as the lines are drawn between invader and defender. Contains some strong language and explicit sex.
THE CAT IN THE TREBLE CLEF
A beautiful collection of poems from bestselling author Louis de Bernières. There are moving poems to, and about, his family: his great grandmother, his mother and father and his children. There are poems about places near and far, about the passing of time, music and about love in its various forms.
THE DUST THAT FALLS FROM DREAMS
In the brief golden years of King Edward VII’s reign, Rosie McCosh and her three very different sisters are growing up in an eccentric household in Kent. But their days of childhood adventure are shadowed by the approach of war that will engulf them on the cusp of adulthood.
Welcome to the village of Notwithstanding where a lady dresses in plus fours and shoots squirrels, a retired general gives up wearing clothes altogether, and a spiritualist lives in a cottage with the ghost of her husband. A moving depiction of a charming vanished England.
A PARTISAN'S DAUGHTER
Bored, lonely, and trapped in a loveless marriage, forty-something Chris is a stranger to London's 1970s youth culture, when he propositions Roza, a Yugoslavian newcomer who spends the next few months telling Chris the story of her past. But is Roza telling the truth? Does Chris hear the stories through the filter of his own need? Does it even matter?